Pursuing classical images that modern lenses cannot obtain.
Voigtländer HELIAR classic 50mm F1.5 VM Cosina Co., Ltd. is launching the HELIAR classic 50mm F1.5 VM, a standard lens, designed specifically for full-frame VM mount cameras.
The HELIAR classic 50mm F1.5 VM is finished to show classical depiction at the wide open apertures by the aberrations that intentionally remained. The Heliar Classic is measured by a different yard stick. Heliar images are about classic style.
This image effect is painterly or even “more fluffy” than images made by modern lenses.
By leaving some factors of aberration, both coma and spherical, we create a different image flavor than contemporary images made in digital post-processing. Not every subject demands maximum sharpness and saturation, some require a more delicate touch. Our optical formula is like a hand reaching back in time.
This look cannot be obtained with modern lenses that over correct for various aberrations. In addition to the superior bokeh the remaining frame flare and single coated finish provide an extremely unique palette at wide open aperture settings.
Physically, the lens is also remarkable. The full metal focus ring is processed with a diamond pattern with a dedicated cutting tool. The engraved cross hatch pattern gives both improved operability with a texture that doesn’t slip in either directions. It also adds to the physical beauty and tactile appeal of the lens.
It can also be mounted on Sony E-mount, Fujifilm Xmount
and Nikon Z-mount digital cameras via our appropriate adapters. It comes with a simple screw-on metal hood and a hood cap.
Heliar-type optical design achieves the large aperture of F1.5
Classical style characterized by residual aberration
Full metal barrel with high rigidity and durability
Manual focus for reliable focusing operation
Bayonet VM Mount
High-precision rangefinder interlocking mechanism
Minimum object distance 0.5m
Full-frame image circle
All the information is subject to change without prior notice